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Mon-Fri, noon-7pm; Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm
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F, G at Seventh Ave.
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Known as a reliable source for basic tees and versatile, flattering dresses, this airy boutique also boasts a notable lingerie selection that spans the spectrum from colorful boy shorts to lacy little things. After being tucked away on a side street for nearly two decades, Otto relocated to more spacious digs on Seventh Avenue in 2007, inheriting warm wood floors, tall picture windows, and ample display space. The Park Slope stroller set flocks for quality staples (often with tots in tow), browsing roomy tables of fitted tees from 3 Dots, A to Z, and the ecofriendly Vert in various colors. A wall of slightly dressier looks near the entryway aims to make the transition from office to happy hour, including lavender linen skirts and trousers from Anni Kuan, Penguin polos, and an array of figure-flattering wrap and draped-neck dresses. The back of the store is devoted to a formidable lingerie collection for all sensibilities, including Huit sleepwear sets, Bella Bum Bum bras and briefs, Hanky Panky thongs and boy shorts, and skimpy styles from Flirt and Commando. Swimwear from Bondi Bathers and Huit creeps into the selection in the summer, to be replaced by Christopher Fischer cashmere sweaters in the fall. The limited assortment of accessories mixes trends and practicality, like roomy ecofriendly totes and Kork-Ease patent-leather wedges.